Atiku Abubakar has condemned the reported xenophobic attack against Nigerians in South Africa.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in a message on his social media said the reported attacks were unacceptable.
Atiku said urgent step needed to be taken with the South African authorities and the African union to put an end to it.
He predicted that if this is not managed, it could affect the unity within the continent.
Meanwhile, the government of South African arrested dozens of people in Johannesburg after rioters looted shops and torched buildings and vehicles.
The police fired tear gas, rubber bullets and stun grenades in an attempt to quell the unrest on Monday, September 2.
Reported attacks against Nigerians in South Africa is unacceptable and stands condemned. Urgent steps need to be taken with the SA authorities and the African Union to bring an end to this ill wind that can only end up destroying the fabric of our African brotherhood. -AA
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) September 3, 2019